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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 15, 2020






 
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 10, 11 a.m., & noon 

Canceled: "Journey to the Sugarbush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree. $5 (kids, $3). Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, & maple syrup breakfast. $6 (kids, $4).
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 14 & 15, Jan. 11 & 12, Feb. 8 & 9, Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 admission (members, $3; 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"'For Everyone Born...' Music of Unity , Grace and Joy": First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor.

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Saturday, March 14
Morning Choral Retreat and Lunch with Tom Trenney
9:00 am - 12:00 pm FUMC Social Hall
Evening Concert: For Everyone Born-Music of Unity, Diversity and Grace
7:00 pm FUMC Downtown Sanctuary
Featuring Guest Conductor and Composer Tom Trenney
Measure for Measure Men's Chorus, Steve Lorenz, conductor
FUMC Choirs
Admission is free - Freewill offering taken
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, 120 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 7347071722. https://www.fumc-a2.org/coming-up/tom-trenney-weekend/ [map]



 9:45 & 10:15 a.m. (Canceled) 

(Canceled) "Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5K": Running Fit/Conor O'Neill's.

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1K & 5k race and walk that starts and finishes at Conor O'Neill's. Awards to male and female winners in each age division. Inside Conor O'Neill's following the race, face painting, bagpipers, Irish music and dancing, & more. Proceeds benefit Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center.
9:45 a.m. (1k) & 10:15 a.m. (5k), Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $39 (5k) & $20 (1k) in advance at RunShamrocks.com by Mar. 13; $45 (5k) & $25 (1k) race weekend. 929-9027. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. & Sun. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. & 1 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 996-9122 (10 a.m.) & 347-1259 (1 p.m.). [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 3. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, donations accepted. WonderFoolProductions@gmail.com, 707-1099. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Waterloo G & G Gravel Road Race": Epic Races.

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100k and 50k "gritting and grinding" bike races and a 10-mile noncompetitive ride along a route that features pristine forests, rolling glacial terrain, and lakes. Fat bikes, single-speed bikes, and tandems welcome. After-party at the race site hosted by Short's Brewing Co., for participants ages 21 & up. Awards.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.), 11500 Seymour Rd. (near Portage Lake in the Waterloo Recreation Area), Chelsea. $52-$120 in advance at EpicRaces.com; price increase TBA after Mar. 13. $11 recreation passport required for vehicle entry ($16 at the gate). 585-7101.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Living in the Face of Death": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Awareness of mortality, ours and others, can bring meaning and appreciation to our life now, as well as be helpful for ourselves and others at the time of death. Glenn Mullin will explore living in the face of death and offer helpful methods and meditations that bring new understandings to our life and to death.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Party & Events Showcase": Who's Got the Time?.

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All interested in planning an event invited to solicit services and other products from area companies, including designers, event planners, photographers, venue representatives, caterers, and more.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow. Free admission. 971-0990. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. HAC-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m

Free! 

Canceled: Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Writes: Zines": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Can you create your own zine in 24 hours? Led by Linette Lao, this hands-on workshop starts with a 2-hour how-to session, then challenges you to make your zine. Return the next day to show, share, or trade! All materials provided.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. ypsilibrary.org/event/ypsi-writes-zines/ [map]


 1-2 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center instructors lead a different directed drawing activity each week for grades 1-5. Mar 1: "Greek Mythical Monsters." Mar. 15: "Celtic Illuminated Letters."
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. (Mar. 1) & 4th fl. meeting rm. (Mar. 15).


 1 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Michigan Youth Euphonium/Tuba Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
1 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 1-4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Chesstastic": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to drop in and play chess. Sets provided
AADL Traverwood Dr. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Festifools Workshops: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 15, 18, 22, & 29. All invited to help prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 5. This year's theme, "Fossil Fools," celebrates Earth Day's 50th anniversary. Materials provided. Mar. 15: "Community Giant Puppet Build." Help make a big puppet for the parade. Mar. 18 & 22: "Make Your Own Puppet." Bring your own repurposed materials, if you like. Mar. 29: Make or add finishing touches to your own or the giant community puppet.
1-2:30 p.m. (Mar. 15 & 29), 6:30-8 p.m. (Mar. 18), 1-4 p.m. (Mar. 22), AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 15, 22, & 29), 1st fl. lobby (Mar. 22), & multipurpose rm. (Mar. 29), and Pittsfield (Mar. 18). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Sacred Harp songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Canceled: U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 13-15: Home-opening 4-game series for a U-M team that was runner-up in the 2019 College World Series. This month's schedule also includes a Big 10-opening 3-game series vs. Purdue (Mar. 20, 4 p.m.; Mar. 21, 2 p.m.; Mar. 22, 1 p.m.), a single game vs. WMU (Mar. 25, 4 p.m.), and a 3-game series vs. Nevada (Mar. 27, 4 p.m.; Mar. 28, 2 p.m.; Mar. 29, 1 p.m.).
4 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Sat.), and 1 p.m. (Sun.), Ray Fisher Stadium, 1114 S. State. Tickets TBA at mGOblue.com/tickets & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]


 1 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: U-M Softball.

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Mar. 14 & 15. The U-M, a perennial national power, opens its home season with a 3-game series. This month's schedule also includes a 3-game Big 10 series vs. Purdue (Mar. 20, 4 p.m., Mar. 21, 2 p.m. & Mar. 22, 1 p.m.) and games vs. WMU (Mar. 17, 4 p.m.) & Toledo (Mar. 24, 4 p.m.).
Alumni Field, 1114 S. State. Tickets TBA at mGOblue.com/tickets & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

Canceled: "Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and other Australian animals. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a cougar, a bald eagle, an Arctic fox, & more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Canceled: U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 21: Louisville. 3 p.m.

Feb. 23: Colorado. Noon.

Feb. 29: Albany. Noon.

Mar. 15: Denver. 1 p.m.

Mar. 22: San Diego State. Noon.

Mar. 27: Ohio State. 6 p.m.

Apr. 9: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Apr. 25: Maryland. Noon.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live frogs & toads. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, animals take a midday break.
Mar. 14 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) & 15 (1-4 p.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439.


 1-3 p.m. 

"English Afternoon Tea": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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All invited to sip tea & eat finger foods at this Spring-themed event.
Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $50, preregistration required. 663-3354. [bbb]. [map]


  1 & 6 p.m. 

"King Kong": Fathom Events.

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(Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933). Monster adventure classic. Fay Wray.
Note: Michigan Theater, Emagine, and Ann Arbor 20. 1 p.m. (Michigan, Emagine, and Ann Arbor 20) & 6 p.m. (Emagine & Ann Arbor 20 only). [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Museum of Natural History/Forsythe Middle School Young Scientists' Expo.

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All invited to visit and engage in interactive activities with several U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about people who lived there. Also, display of middle school science projects.
Forsythe, 1655 Newport. Free. 764-0480. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Spring Fling": Dexter National Honor Society.

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All-ages fair with an inflatable bounce house, petting zoo, display of first responder vehicles, meet & greet with local high school athletes, live DJ sets, and more. From 1-2 p.m., a free yoga class (bring your own mat or towel). Fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community, which provides cancer patients & families with support services and financial aid.

More information at cancersupportannarbor.org/dexter-spring-fling/
1-4 p.m., Dexter High School gym, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. $5 suggested donation (families, $20). 975-2500. [map]



 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Mar. 1 & 15. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 1:30, 4:15, & 7:15 p.m. 

"Emma": Michigan Theater.

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(Autumn de Wilde, 2020). Film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2-4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled:" Locking Down Social Media": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Cryptoparty Ann Arbor representatives show ways to use social media safely & comfortably.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

Canceled: "The Tempest": Community High School Ensemble Theatre.

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Mar. 13-15 & 19, 20, & 22. Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & beloved literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in Shakespeare's visionary romance about a magical island ruled by an enigmatic sorcerer and her beautiful daughter. The Tempest is filled with verse and song--this production features new arrangements of "Full fathom five" & "Come unto these yellow sands" by CHS jazz students--and it contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), CHS Craft Theater, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at ShowTix4u.com & at the door. 994-2025. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. Geared towards kids accompanied by an adult.
Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family. 274-0773. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Candle Make & Take": Saline District Library.

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Make a candle to take home. Beeswax, dye, essential oils, glass jars, and other materials provided.
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Collection Ensemble": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new installation in the museum entry space, which includes American, European, African, and Asian art.
2 p.m., UMMA Forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Jeeves Intervenes": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Mar. 12-15. Andrew Jentzen directs local actors in Margaret Raether's 2006 comical adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's classic stories about a faithful butler in 1920s London. Here he attempts to save his high-society employers from an undesired marriage and an unwanted job in India.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors, $22; students, $12) in advance at a2ct.org/tickets, by phone, & at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Crazy for Cardinals": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike to teach ages 7-12 about these colorful birds.
2-3:30 p.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Lungs": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 27-Mar. 15. Paige Conway directs local actors in British playwright Duncan Macmillan's smart and funny drama, which follows a modern couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship. Stars Claire Joliffe and Nick Yocum.
8-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd. Tickets $15-$30 in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 203-0556. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Parasite: Black & White": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3-5 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "An Introduction to Black Composers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Acclaimed composer and social justice artist Anthony R. Green discusses, with live piano demos, black composers around the world from the 1500s to the present. Q&A.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 1 & 15. Ann Arbor Art Center instructors lead a different directed drawing activity each week. Mar. 1: "Art + Poetry." Mar. 15: "Soft Charcoal Landscapes."
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. (Mar. 1) & 4th fl. meeting rm. (Mar. 15), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 3-5 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Drop-in Fiber Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to bring fiber projects to work on.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Red": Chelsea Chamber Players.

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This local ensemble performs former Dexter school teacher Ann Brill & Chelsea composer Brian Brill's 2015 adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Chelsea High Schooler Phoebe Harris narrates the story as the quartet reflects its mood, words, and characters. With violinists Nathan Peters & Paula Elliott, violist Ian Cumming, and cellist Sara Cumming.
Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. Free. 433-1622. [map]


 3:10 p.m. 

"Greed": State Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2020). Comedy about a billionaire, who's career is giving out, trying to save his reputation.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:20, 5:45, & 8:25 p.m. 

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire": State Theater.

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(Céline Sciamma, 2020). Romantic drama about a French painter commissioned to do a wedding portrait of young woman without her knowing. French, subtitles.
Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3:30, 6, & 8:15 p.m. 

"Wendy": State Theater.

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(Benh Zeitlin, 2020). Drama loosely based off of Peter Pan.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Michigan Chamber Players: U-M School of Music.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs a program TBA curated by voice professor Louise Toppin.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4-7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Nicholas Mitchell Garcia: Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

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This accomplished St. Hugo of the Hills (Bloomfield Hills) organist performs works by Charles-Marie Widor, Robert Schumann, Auguste Fauchard, and J.S. Bach.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free. 482-1525. [map]


 4:25 p.m. 

"The Times of Bill Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

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(Mark Bozek, 2018). Documentary featuring segments of a 6-hour 1994 interview with the iconic street photographer and fashion historian Cunningham.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Special Kids' Event: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.) and Zal Gaz Grotto.

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P.O.R.K. will present another of its popular kids' shows: free admission and small gifts for children. Zany fun for the whole family. Families with young or special-needs children are invited to come for a warm, silly, immersive program of music and dancing, especially for kids!
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. Adults $10;Kids free. 7346631202. alisande@umich.edu [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, mixing the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. Since the passing of Jim Dapogny, tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith continues to lead PORK on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Working from Jim's extensive library, PORK plays early big-band music, pop standards (including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin) and hot jazz for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jamesdapognymusic@gmail.com [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Parasite: Color": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Trivia with Terry": Argus Farm Stop.

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Live trivia night hosted by A2 local Terry McClymonds, who has hosted trivia night for the past 10 years at Aut Bar. Terry makes up all his own questions and categories, drawing on his broad learning and vivid imagination. Teams & individuals welcome.
6-8 p.m., Argus Farm Stop, 1200 Packard. Free. 997-5448. [map]


 6:10 & 8:35 p.m. 

"Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band": State Theater.

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(Daniel Roher, 2020). Documentary about the Robertson's young life and friendship with 4 other men who would become his band mates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7-9 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Mar. 8 & 22 Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, a session for songwriters (Mar. 15, Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.) to try out new work and get feedback.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free; preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: "A Reassessment of Life on This Planet": Frederick Glaysher.

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Mar. 15, 22, & 29. Lectures by veteran poet Glaysher. Mar. 15: "The Function of Criticism." Mar. 22: "The American Journey into Ulro." "Ulro" is the spiritual abyss in the mythology of the English poet William Blake. Mar. 29: "Poetry in the Nuclear Age."
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 660-4037. [map]
 


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: Pinball League: Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. & Sun. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Prizes.
7 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). 213-2502. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Nadine Marshall: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this Detroit-based poet whose work explores the intersection of being genderless, black, and queer.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. Facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Beware the Ives of March": U-M Residential College.

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RC drama instructor Kate Mendeloff's students direct and perform 6 short plays by David Ives, an acclaimed contemporary American playwright best known for his one-act comedies.
Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Maasai Remix": Michigan Theater.

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Ron Mulvihill & Kelly Askew, 2019). Documentary about 3

Maasai individuals from different backgrounds who draw strength from their local

traditions.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 1 & 15. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled Lunar Octet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This popular local instrumental ensemble plays originals that draw on jazz, salsas & sambas, African highlife, jump tunes, and big band swing.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8-10 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Vance Gilbert: The Ark.

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African American singer-songwriter from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who, according to Boston Globe reviewer Craig Harris, sings "in a soulful, Al Jarreau-like voice, accompanying himself with heavily syncopated acoustic guitar melodies." Gilbert's songs address a range of topics from the experience of being nonwhite in America to the hard inner life of single parents, and they are distinguished by a subtle sense of rhythm and a trenchant sense of humor. He brings a new album, Good Good Man.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Best of Broadway": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Mar. 14 & 15. Guest conductor Yaniv Segal directs the orchestra in a program of Broadway songs that includes "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Beauty and the Beast," "I Dreamed a Dream," a medley from Mama Mia, selections from Cabaret, and more. With performances by area vocalists Samantha Buyers, Alan Williams, and Samantha Rose Williams.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $30-$35 (students, $25-30; children 12 & under, $10) in advance at the A2SO office (527 E. Liberty, ste. 208) at a2so.com, by phone, and at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 8:45 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Amy Petty Amy Petty

Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by guitarist Jacob Schwandt. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver, [venue info]

 
 


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